About Granville & Burbidge

The partnership of Jenny Granville (Dip. Rest. City & Guilds of London Art School) and John Burbidge (Dip. Rest. Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence) was established in 1986. Since its founding, the practice has developed from its original specialisations in the conservation and restoration of polychrome sculpture and decorative arts and now includes the treatment of paint on a diverse range of supports—in particular wall paintings.

Owing to the broad diversity of fields now covered and the size of some of the projects undertaken, we frequently collaborate with and employ other specialist conservators, art historians, conservation scientists and environmental specialists. We are therefore in a position to investigate and treat not only small individual objects but to fully develop conservation strategies for more complex artefacts and projects.

We have a diverse range of clients, from national heritage organisations and museums to cathedrals, churches, local authorities, galleries, collectors and private owners.

John Burbidge is an Accredited Conservator/Restorer (ACR)—wall paintings and polychrome sculpture. From 1999 to 2003, John was a wall paintings consultant to the Building Conservation and Research Team, English Heritage. He is currently a committee member and editor (wall paintings) of the ICON Stone and Wall Painting Group.

Granville & Burbidge are members of the Conservation Register, which contains further information about the practice.